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    I've loved the German rock scene since my schooldays in the 70's. When my mates were into Slade, Status Quo and The Sweet, I was freaking out to Ash Ra Tempel, Tangerine Dream, Can and Guru Guru.

    Just secured tickets, flights and hotel for Berlin on June 15th to see Ash Ra Tempel (well the two remaining members anyway) playing the 70's 'Private Tapes' set. My life is now complete!

    Anyone else share my passion for Kosmische Musik?

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    I was a big Kraftwerk fan and got to see them in 81 and also Tangerine Dream in 86..........but I really wouldn't say I was a Krautrock enthusiast.

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    Kraftwerk was the only German band from that era I never really liked. They always struck me as a sort of dumbed down Tangerine Dream.

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    Love TD, Kraftwerk, Can, Cluster, Agitation Free, Cosmic jokers, etc

    Only one I can't seem to get on with is Faust

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    Faust were certainly an acquired taste! I've got a vinyl copy of The Faust Tapes somewhere, which I bought when still at school and I gather is going for silly money at collectors' markets these days.

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    Oh yes - Can, Kraftwerk, TD, Neu!...
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    A rare opportunity to catch Manuel Gottsching (Ash Ra Tempel) live in the UK - Saturday 3rd October 2015 at the Hebden Bridge Picture House. He's playing his seminal E2-E4 album. Few tickets left. Got mine and a B&B booked. Can't wait!

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    Saw them a few years ago. Deadly dull as a live experience!
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    Manuel Gottsching has assembled a new band, playing classic 1970s Ash Ra Tempel music, under the name "The Ash Ra Tempel Experience".
    Really hope they bring the show to the UK (otherwise, that's another trip on Easyjet I'll have to pay for).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQlDNHoUCGc

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    Ash Ra Tempel (well the legendary Manuel Gottsching and his new musicians) coming to The Barbican centre on 22 March 2017. Playing E2-E4 and the utterly sublime music from Schwingungen and Seven Up.

    Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch the ultimate Kosmische Krautrock live.
    Got my tickets and hotel already booked!
    Hope to see some of you there.

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